Motor Drive and Control

TI’s motor drive and control system solutions get your industrial motors spinning faster, safer and greener.

Texas Instruments provides a broad range of analog products, digital controllers and software to precisely control the position, velocity and torque of mechanical drives. Motor control and drive solutions are available for small drives including solenoids, DC or brushless DC and steppers; and for larger drives such as AC-open loop and closed loop systems that utilize much higher voltages, typically hundreds of volts.

Development and Evaluation Kits

Brushed DC

  • DRV8801-based power stage capable of 2.8 A at 36 V (DRV8801EVM)
  • DRV8412/32 - based power stage capable of up to 2x12 A at 52 V (DRV84xx-C2-KIT)
  • Controls brushed 24-V DC motors up to 40-A continuous (RDK-BDC24)
  • Stellaris® Robotic Evaluation Board (EVALBOT) is a robotic evaluation platform for the Stellaris LM3S9B92 microcontroller (EKB-UCOS3-EVM)

Stepper Motors

  • DRV8818-based motor driver capable of 2.5 A at 35 V (DRV8818EVM)
  • DRV8811-based power stage capable of 2.5 A at 40 V (DRV8811EVM)
  • DRV8412/32-based power stage capable of up to 12 A per phase (DRV84xx-C2-KIT)
  • Fully integrated comm / indexer / drive for NEMA23/34 motors up to 80 V at 3 amps (RDK-STEPPER)

Brushless DC

  • High Voltage PFC and Motor Control Developer's Kit: 1.5KW digital motor control combined with 700W power factor correction using a single Piccolo MCU (TMDSHVMTRPFCKIT)
  • Motor Control and PFC Developer's Kit: Field oriented control of 1 motor plus integrated PFC using a single F28035 (TMDS1MTRPFCKIT)
  • Dual Bridge Motor Control Driver (DRV8812EVM)

Permanent Magnet

  • High Voltage PFC and Motor Control Developer's Kit: 1.5KW digital motor control combined with 700W power factor correction using a single Piccolo MCU (TMDSHVMTRPFCKIT)
  • Motor Control and PFC Developer's Kit: Field oriented control of 1 motor plus integrated PFC using a single F28035 (TMDS1MTRPFCKIT)
  • DRV8412 Integrated Motor Driver for Brushed and Stepper Motors with Piccolo F28035 controlCARD (DRV84xx-C2-KIT)

AC Induction

  • High Voltage PFC and Motor Control Developer's Kit: 1.5KW digital motor control combined with 700W power factor correction using a single Piccolo MCU (TMDSHVMTRPFCKIT)
  • AC Induction Motor Reference Design Kit (RDK-ACIM)

Power Management

  • TPS54160 60V Input, 3.3 - 5V Output, 1.5A Evaluation Module (TPS54160EVM-230)
  • TPS40055 Wide Input Range Converter delivers 5V at 2 Amps (TPS40055EVM-002)

Interface

  • ISO7421 dual channel isolator, 1,5,25 and 150-Mbps Signaling Rate Options (ISO722XEVM)
  • ISO485 evaluation module supports the parametric evaluation of RS-485 digital isolators (ISO485EVM)

Technical Video Series

Intro to Portescap Motor Portfolio

Brushed vs Brushless - Motor Control eLab Chapter 2

PMSM Control Techniques: Power Stage

Analog Signal Processing for Speed/Position Sensors

Analog Signal Processing for Voltage/Current Sensing

Associated Products

DRV8811 - Stepper Motor Controller IC

DRV8811Provides an integrated stepper motor driver solution for printers, scanners, and other automated equipment applications.

Brushed DC Motor Control

  • Quiet Control of Brushed DC
  • Three options for open-loop voltage control
  • CAN communication
  • RS232 serial communication